Oh, I didn't know we were doing snark on this list? Or is it simply an
attempt at dismissing the obvious with ridicule?
systemd has been mired in controversy since they began bullying their
way into every corner of linux .... unless you've been hiding under a
Waikato river rock the controversy hasn't been difficult to miss. It is
well documented in many articles, google "systemd controversy" for
example but I think enough has been said without escalating the
controversy further, systemd should be approached with more than a
healthy amount of suspicion ...
libgcrypt is a dedicated crypto library that has nothing to do with
systemd btw and RSA-1024 is not really used anymore in practice since
it's basically obsolete.
On Wed, 2017-07-05 at 07:39 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
What they found is that the libgcrypt library used
“sliding windows”, a method for carrying out the mathematics of
cryptography – but one that's known to leak data.
What they found was an unpleasant surprise: a complete break of the
Cue the conspiracy theorists lining up to say “Given the controversy
surrounding GnuPG and the way they operate, one just has to wonder
"bug or backdoor?"”
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